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post #1 of 27
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Did anybody else think the dancing icicles in the opening ceremony of the Olympics looked like a mob of the KKK?

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post #2 of 27
Totally! My wife said, "That kid is being chased by the klan."

BTW could someone tell that ****ing moron Costas to STFU. I hate that guy.
post #3 of 27
I think these same to strands of conversation are happening in every US household watching. The commentators should shut their mouths, everything they say is bashing someone, its the Olympics, aren't we spose to play nice?

At one point he even stated something like "most of these people have no real hope of winning a medal so this first night of walking around and waving is a really big deal to them."

What a jerk, could you minimize people more? The closest this guy will ever come to the pure experience these people will have over this week is sitting in that box ripping on them, he ought to have more respect.
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post #4 of 27
I hate the comments like "After years of ethnic cleansing {Insert Country Here} is trying to recover from the blood shed".

Costas STFU!
post #5 of 27
If there's one thing thing we can all come together on, it's love of mavcs and a universal hatred of Bob Costas. The KKK thing didn't occur to me at first, but you're right. Now, shifting the topic slightly, are people OK with how the 9-11 remembrance was handled? Anyhoo, the portion showing right now is rather nice IMO. Not too cheesy for a change, actually beautiful.
post #6 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
<strong>Now, shifting the topic slightly, are people OK with how the 9-11 remembrance was handled? Anyhoo, the portion showing right now is rather nice IMO. Not too cheesy for a change, actually beautiful.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was deeply offended. Where do we get off signing God bless America. First we have separation of church and state. It's in the Constitution. Read it sometime. Then the US wants god to bless them and no one else. What arrogance. The jingoism was intolerable.
post #7 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
<strong>Did anybody else think the dancing icicles in the opening ceremony of the Olympics looked like a mob of the KKK?

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Saw the recap on the local news. Sure looked like Klansmen to me.
post #8 of 27
Well didnt notice the klans men, but thought it was a really good, and perfect opening ceremony.

[quote] The commentators should shut their mouths, everything they say is bashing someone<hr></blockquote>
Watch it on CBC sometime, but nicer.
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post #9 of 27
Yeah, that's what my fiance said too. And yeah, WTF was up with Costas? He get paid by the word or something?
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post #10 of 27
Costas is the man. How about you guys STFU.

I admit tonight was a poor representation of him and especially Kouric, not sure what was going through their heads tonight.

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At one point he even stated something like "most of these people have no real hope of winning a medal so this first night of walking around and waving is a really big deal to them."

What a jerk, could you minimize people more? The closest this guy will ever come to the pure experience these people will have over this week is sitting in that box ripping on them, he ought to have more respect. <hr></blockquote>

uh... what's wrong with saying that. it's the truth. people admit it. the athletes openly say it. there is nothing remotely insulting about that comment.
post #11 of 27
These commentators can't find a balance between saccharine sweetness and tactless jabs. Kouric is saccharine. Costas is tactless.
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post #13 of 27
Bob Costas is God. He makes the NBC Olympics so much better than the CBS Olympics.

See Barcelona, Albertville, Atlanta, Australia vs Nagano.

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post #14 of 27
Oh please. Bob Costas cannot keep his mouth shut. If silence kills, then Bob Costas will live forever.

If Costas was lynched by those klan look alike ice skaters for the closing ceremonies then I will be a happy camper.
post #15 of 27
The difference between Bob Costas and a lawn gnome?

Everyone respects a lawn gnome.


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post #16 of 27
Eh, Costas didn't make the "banana" + "fruitful" Brazilian bobsleigh pun...
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post #17 of 27
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My problem with big Bobby is how he...overglamorizes everything he says:

Normal Speak:

"He woke up this morning, went to the store to buy some milk, and later saw a movie."

Costas Speak:

"On a pristine morning, he awoke with aspirations of great things. After preparing for what can only be considered a great quest, he travelled perilously to the local market, where he purchased a container of milk -- milk that would make him strong. Milk that would help him refine his skill. Milk that very well might change the rest of his life. After that, he dreamed of more. Just when a person would think he could do no more, he pushed himself to accomplishments beyond what even he could imagine. He travelled to the local cinema, and stimulated his senses by partaking in a thought-provoking piece of American ideals and culture: Austin Powers 3."

THAT'S why I don't like Bob Costas. There's a time and place for that kind of stuff, but for Bob, that time never stops.
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post #18 of 27
Bob Costas is also sharp as a razor..and he has a superior photographic memory...so that he can bring up factoid after factoid...

Plus...he did that lemonade bit Craig Kilborn asked him to do during an NBA game...
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post #19 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
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I was deeply offended. Where do we get off signing God bless America. First we have separation of church and state. It's in the Constitution. Read it sometime. Then the US wants god to bless them and no one else. What arrogance. The jingoism was intolerable.</strong><hr></blockquote>
<img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

I hope you're kidding. The first amendment says :

[quote]Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. <hr></blockquote>

I don't see how you can equate Congress making a law respecting an establishment of religion with singing God Bless America at the Olympics. In fact, it would violate the First Amendment if God Bless America was restricted from being sung because Congress would be making a law respecting an establishment of religion.
post #20 of 27
Scott is being very facetious and sarcastic. It's his pattern here recently, so you'll get to "read between the lines" when he posts in no time.
post #21 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
<strong>Costas is the man. How about you guys STFU.

I admit tonight was a poor representation of him and especially Kouric, not sure what was going through their heads tonight.

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uh... what's wrong with saying that. it's the truth. people admit it. the athletes openly say it. there is nothing remotely insulting about that comment.</strong><hr></blockquote>
It's demeaning, that's what. Some things, although true, and well known, are still better left unsaid.

As for the KKK on ice, that's the first things that popped into my head when I saw them.
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post #22 of 27
Any more demeaning than reducing the Brazilian bobsledding team's chances to an awful pun?

"Their sled is bright yellow and they've nicknamed it 'The Banana,' but their efforts in the event will most likely not be as fruitful..."

Awful, and I like Couric.

Was NBC's 2000 coverage of the man from Africa who participated in the 100M free demeaning?
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post #23 of 27
I was dying when I saw this.. my first thought was "gotta get this on my Mac to take into iMovie and make a mock-up of 'Disney's KKK on Ice' ".

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post #24 of 27
Jay Leno just made a Klan on Ice joke.
post #25 of 27
the Daily Show segment on the olympics opening ceremonies was classic. very funny sh*t.

im actually watching it again right now.

"and who will save our hero from the coyotes? Oh! its the local klansmen!"
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post #26 of 27
"Iran, a member of what president Bush calls the axis of evil..."

oh, spread the love costas. he just had to throw that in, didnt he?
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post #27 of 27
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[quote]Originally posted by _ alliance _:
<strong>"Iran, a member of what president Bush calls the axis of evil..."

oh, spread the love costas. he just had to throw that in, didnt he? </strong><hr></blockquote>

Did you see the shot of Bush when Iran walked in? He was not amused.
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